Brewed by Kiuchi Brewery (Hitachino)
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Konosu, Naka, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
IPA brewed with Japanese wild breed mandarin "Fukure Mikan". Refreshing flavor of this mandarin complements well with citrusy hop. The perfect balance act of hop bitterness and Umami taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1789) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2015
Orange /golden colour with a lasting white head. Smells of corn, stale malt, spicy hops and hint of mint. Tastes of sweet corn and stale malts, some grassy hop, medium hop bitterness. Palate is fairly sweet, with moderate carbonation. Lingering spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antonstoop (280) - - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle 330ml. A dark orange/golden color with small head that dissipated quickly. Nose is oranges, caramel, hoppy. Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Flavor starts with sweet orange and citrus, the hops are present but not overwhelming, somewhere i taste some thea. Aftertaste is light bitter fruity and herbal, a decent ipa with a nice herbal touch! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkel07 (4880) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 181015. You can certainly taste the mandarin in this beer and while I am not a great fan of the mandarin it seems to work well in this IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leini (1683) - SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2015
Sample at a local tasting event. Amber body with a small white head. Herbal notes, sweet citrus, spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
canadiankiwi (135) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 20, 2015
Golden orange with white frothy head. Citrus aroma and taste. Medium body, light finished.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (5259) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend at Izakaya Seki in DC, thanks Ed! Golden orange with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, tropical fruit, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, light pine, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yiannnos (1249) - , CYPRUS - AUG 24, 2015
Dark golden coloyr. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet, bready malty flavour. Wouldn’t call this an ipa

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (645) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2015
14oz draught pint at Draft & Craft, Singapore on 07/08/2015. Dark orange amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, malt and spices. Medium body and carbonation. Sweet herbal flavour, with tea, mandarins and malt. Slightly spicy, lightly hopped. Not bad but not so easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heyden (135) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2015
Nice fruity aroma. Beautifully fruity and citrus, like it had been made with NZ or US hops. Sits orange in the glass. Super sweetness from the malt. Not extravagant or pushy, but this could easily be your summer fridge staple

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5320) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 27, 2015
Tea, feet, raisin, and prune nose. The latter was hard to identify as it wasn’t something I expected to find in an IPA, but it definitely smells of raisins and prunes. Clear amber with white chunks, thick head with very little retention. Distinct tea flavor, ringed with much more subtle prune notes. Light and fizzy, somewhat dry. Very little hop presence for an IPA.

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